Last night I had a go at the NZ Summer Sprint from home.
As I have written before I never go well on 80m at home. Last night was no exception.
I had S9 +10dB noise all over the 80m band.
I listened around and worked 4 or 5 QSO then parked on a spot and called. I just worked anyone I could hear. I struggled with a couple of stations and I know at least one that I just couldn’t make the exchange with because of the noise.
Who knows how many I just didn’t hear.
I finished the night with 19 QSO claimed. This would be about 50% less than the highest exchange I heard.
Next 80m contest I will go portable again. The results are so much better when I am away from a neighbourhood full of noisy plasma TVs.